South East Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system about eastern Bass Strait will move away over the Tasman Sea this evening, as a broad ridge of high pressure extends over Tasmania. Northwesterly winds are expected to strengthen on Friday ahead of a cold front that will cross the state during the afternoon and evening, with a cooler, strong westerly flow to follow for Saturday and Sunday as a high builds over the Bight. The high will slowly approach the Tasmania during Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Mostly clear. Light winds.

Friday 18 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 600 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the far south at night. Possible hail in the south in the evening. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 18.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:50am to 3:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers developing. Hobart 7 18
Showers developing. Huonville 4 17
Showers developing. Port Arthur 6 17
Showers developing. Richmond 5 19

Saturday 19 October

Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 600 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail in the south in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.

Sunday 20 October

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1000 metres. Winds westerly 35 to 55 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 17.

Monday 21 October

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the far south, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 19.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Friday.

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